Microsoft held its second conference on Windows 10 and its consumer news yesterday (21st of January), announcing that this update is free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, and Windows Phone 8.1. Plus, the Redmond company has created a nice surprise unveiling the HoloLens, a pair of glasses for viewing holograms.
HoloLens is a complete computer, with a processor, a powerful graphics circuit and an adapted version of Windows. It has motion sensors, like those of the Oculus Rift, which allows the user to move around the virtual object that adapts its position according to the user miovements. It also benefits from the expertise of Microsoft for capturing movement, developed with Kinect, and is supposed to allow you to easily interact with that content, just with your hands.
At the time Google announced the stop of its glasses connected sales, Microsoft comes with an object that could be the definition of augmented reality for professionals and the general public.
Watch the HoloLens presentation video, It’s worth seeing !